Improving the flows of energy and materials in cities

GLOBE-Net, June 27, 2013 – A new tool to help planners choose urban designs that positively influence flows of energy, carbon, water and pollutants in cities is presented in a recent study. It is designed to integrate scientific knowledge into the planning process and...
Posted On 27 Jun 2013
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Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report

Regular food shortages, shifting rain patterns, flooding, reduced fish stocks and  violent storms are some of the likely impacts of global warming says the World Bank.                                        GLOBE-Net, June 19, 2013 – Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan...
Posted On 19 Jun 2013

New Initiative for Building Lower Carbon Cities – Lafarge Acts

  GLOBE-Net, May 3, 2013 – Lafarge Canada Inc, Natural Resources Canada, the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon Management Canada have announced plans to join forces and are investing more than $8 million to develop innovative...
Posted On 03 May 2013

Scaled-Up Investments in Sustainable Cities is Key to Sustainable Economy

  GLOBE-Net, April 17, 2013 – Investing in sustainable infrastructures and resource efficient technologies in cities offers a golden opportunity to deliver economic growth with lower rates of environmental degradation, reductions in poverty, cuts in greenhouse gases,...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013
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New Guide for Developing Municipal Sustainability Plans Published

  GLOBE-Net, April 24, 2013 – Golder Associates Ltd. and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities’ (UNSM’s) Municipal Sustainability Office are launching a new guidebook – From Great Ideas to Great Communities – to help municipalities implement...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013

Turning Point Reached in Municipal Sustainable Purchasing in Canada

GLOBE-Net, April 18, 2013 – Sustainable purchasing is gaining ground in the Canadian municipal sector as municipalities pursue their contributions to existing ‘green’ objectives, such as zero waste and climate neutrality, and new corporate concerns such as risk...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013

Zero Waste Index Proposed to Measure Waste Management Performance

GLOBE-Net, April 17, 2013 – A new tool to improve the measurement of waste management performance has been presented by a recent study. The researchers applied it to three high consuming cities aspiring to ‘zero waste’, finding San Francisco to be closer to...
Posted On 17 Apr 2013

First Home in Canada Under New ENERGY STAR Standard Unveiled

  GLOBE-Net, April 10, 2013 – The first home in Canada qualified under the new ENERGY STAR® for New Homes (ESNH) Standard was unveiled last week in Guelph Ontario. The custom home, built by Sloot Construction Ltd., is located in Phase II of the Hale’s Manor...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013